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Robert G. Raymond

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Robert G. Raymond, of Chatham, passed away on April 2, 2022, two years after the death of his wife of seventy-two years, Jean Semon Raymond. Bob was born in Worcester in 1924, the second child of Frank and Charlotte (Robertson) Raymond. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1942, and was recognized as a member of the Auburn High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. Bob’s college education at the University of ...

Finley Earle Beaton, 86

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CHATHAM - Finley Earle Beaton, age 86, of South Chatham, formerly of Mansfield, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy J. (DeLutis) Beaton, to whom he was wed on October 26, 1963.     Born in Attleboro on September 23, 1935, he was a loving son of the late Hugh A. and Dorothy M. (Valequette) Beaton.     Earle grew up i...

Wayne S. Jostrand

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Wayne S. Jostrand, 83, of Vero Beach, Fla. died peacefully on March 28, 2022. Born September 26, 1938 in Springfield, Wayne attended Williston Northampton School before graduating from Yale University in 1960. He subsequently earned a doctorate degree in engineering from Yale’s graduate school. In 1965, he married Emily Henry in Riverside, Conn., where they raised their family and lived for over 30 years. After a...

Elizabeth J. Hallisey

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Elizabeth J. Hallisey, 89, of Stonington, Conn. passed away peacefully, at her home on April 13, 2022 following a brief illness. Liz was born in Gloucester on July 12, 1932, daughter of the late Harold and Flora (MacDonald) Jarvis.  She married Michael J. Hallisey III on June 20, 1953. They were married for 52 years until Mike’s death in 2005. In their early years of marriage, they lived across the United States ...

CHATHAM — With its two newest officers recently certified, every member of the Chatham Police Department has now completed special training in how to help people experiencing mental health episodes. The Community Crisis Intervention Training (CCIT) is a partnership between police, mental health experts and health care providers, and the Chatham Police are now the only department on Cape Cod to have trained 100...

Stepping Stones Road Land Eyed For Housing

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Voters rejected building a new senior center on land off Stepping Stones Road. Will they be more amendable to using the same 2.2-acre tract for housing? The land is part of the Monomoy Regional Middle School property, and last week the select board voted to ask the Monomoy Regional School Committee, which leases the land from the town, to declare it surplus. That's the first step in a process that co...

CHATHAM – A proposal to replace a commercial building at 410 Main St. with a single-family residence won't be moving forward. Eastward Companies withdrew a request for a special permit after it became clear that it faced a unanimous negative vote from members of the zoning board of appeals last Thursday. “We're licking our wounds and reviewing our options,” William Riley, the company's attorney, said Friday...

CHATHAM – With groundwater remaining at lower than usual levels and two town wells still offline, officials have decided to keep a mandatory ban on outdoor watering in place at least through the beginning of the summer. The select board voted unanimously last week to retain the ban, which has been in effect since September. It will revisit the order on June 30. While groundwater levels have rebounded somewh...

FinCom Backs Change To School Agreement CHATHAM – Town officials aren't giving much love to the proponents of two petition town meeting articles that seek to limit use of Chatham Municipal Airport. The finance committee last week joined the select board in opposing the articles, which are also opposed by the airport commission. Provisions in both measures that call for the town to defend them against court ...

 HARWICH – The Garden Club of Harwich is collaborating with the town’s water/wastewater department to conserve water in a campaign dubbed “Slow Your Flow.” “The Monomoy lens where we pump our water from is still at historically low levels and not yet recovered from last summer’s pumping season,” said Dan Pelletier, Water/Wastewater Superintendent. Last May, the towns of Harwich, Chatham, Orleans, Brewster a...

HARWICH – Despite concerns raised about the potential “decimation” of the horseshoe crab population, the planning board unanimously approved a special permit for Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. to establish a facility to extract blood from the ancient arthropods for biomedical uses. The Wilmington-based company was before the board on April 12 seeking a land use special permit to conduct scienti...

Bank Street Fire Station Properties Valued At $467,000

By: William F. Galvin

Board Cautioned Against Using High Figure In Sale HARWICH – With an appraisal completed, selectmen have instructed Town Administrator Joseph Powers to craft a solicitation for proposals for the sale of the former fire station at 203 Bank St. as well as four adjacent lots. Clancy Appraisal Company of Falmouth appraised the 6,700-square-foot former fire station property, which was most recently used by the ha...

Plovers Return Early To Nantucket Sound Beaches

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Piping plovers have returned to a stretch of shoreline from Bank Street east to Red River Beach. A couple of nests have been established, and there are many plovers foraging between the Winstead Inn and Beach Resort to Wychmere Harbor Club. The tiny shorebirds returned a little early this year, Assistant Conservation Agent Melyssa Millett said last week. The birds were here on March 22, a week ahead ...

ORLEANS – The Nauset baseball team had been searching for a breakthrough. It finally came Saturday against an opponent unfamiliar to the Warriors players, but not their coach. After surrendering a 3-0 lead to visiting Burlington in the top half of the third inning, Nauset’s bats exploded for three runs in the third and 11 more in the fourth to power the team to a 14-3 mercy-rule victory in five innings at Eldr...

BOURNE – Cape Cod Tech boys lacrosse coach Mike Bell acknowledges there are challenges that come with coaching a young and inexperienced team. He understands the reality and knows what to expect when he shows up to the field each day. “It’s a lot of continuous learning every day,” Bell said moments after Cape Tech fell to 2-2 on the season following a 10-5 loss to Mayflower Athletic Conference rival Upper Cape...

NORTH EASTHAM – The Nauset girls tennis team isn’t going to let a singular win or loss alter its identity. Whether the Warriors play at home or travel to a road match, the outcome isn’t going to change the makeup of the team. “We have a strong group, but we do need to learn some things,” Nauset coach Kathleen Tringale said after her team dropped to 1-4 on the season following Friday’s 3-2 loss to unbeaten Mart...